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NIOSH Scientific Information Quality Peer Review Agenda


This site provides information on the independent peer review of documents defined by NIOSH as influential in terms of their potential impact on public policy or the private sector. NIOSH makes this information available to demonstrate its efforts to utilize only the most transparent and independent peer review, appropriate research methods, and the highest level of data quality. In addition, this information demonstrates NIOSH compliance with the specific requirements of the Information Quality Act (2000), 44 U.S.C. §3516, and of peer review standards developed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). OMB requirements, described in the Peer Review Bulletin, include making publicly available specific information on the peer review of influential documents disseminated by the federal government. OMB has defined two special categories of influential information, Influential Scientific Information (ISI) and Highly Influential Scientific Assessments (HISAs).

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is making selected documents available for public review.

Generally, an individual is on notice that any information submitted to the NIOSH Docket is considered public information.

Contact Peer Review Agenda Team

Information Quality Peer Review Staff
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office of Science Quality
1600 Clifton Road, NE MS D-72
Atlanta, GA 30333

As of June 13, 2014, the following NIOSH HISAs and ISI are under development or published in final form:

Highly Influential Scientific Assessments (HISAs) Under Development *

Influential Scientific Information Under Development *

Published HISAs / ISI

* Disclaimer: This information is distributed solely for the purpose of pre dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. It has not been formally disseminated by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any agency determination or policy.